Djinnestan - Rain 1 [wh028]
C.P. McDill - sound wave manipulations
Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. Typically the recordings in this series are minimalistic soundscapes, with motifs played out cyclically and repetitively, rather than progressively, in order to induce a relaxed state.
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A nice review from Igloo Magazine:
:: While wandering around Webbed Hand Records' website, I got sidetracked by their Rain series (and, frankly, getting side-tracked on their website is very easy to do with the large amount of music they have available), a collection of ambient records based around, well, rain. I snagged Djinnestan's Rain I and Rain II and lost myself for two hours in the pattering sound of natural water. Rain I obscures Twin Peaks type vocal loops (querulous whale voices that rise up like thought balloons through the murk of the mix), melodies of bell trees, the creaking of old wood, and hints of static loops with the ever-present drizzle of water from rooftops, river banks and stone buttresses. It's the creaky part of town where you've wandered on this rainy day, and the shadows are filled with waterlogged ghosts and the porches are uneven, sighing with age and decrepitude with each rain drop that hits them.
Rain II is even more ghostly, filled with hints of rain that have been obscured by the mist that seems to bleed out of the sky and the low-crawling fog that coalesces along the ground. Even as the crickets take over, singing their stringed melodies across a field tinkling with tiny bells, you can't shake the illusion that this foggy world is haunted, and it is the ever-present drip of water that keeps everything at bay. God forbid the rain would stop and the ground would dry up. Who knows what we would find if we could see the plains about us.
A review in Dutch from araglin.nl
Tijdens een van mijn
strooptochten zoektochten op internet stuitte ik op het internetlabel Webbed Hand Records, gespecialiseerd in duistere ambient en zweverige soundscapes. Of zoals ze het zelf zeggen: "Music aimed at the ears of introverted mystics, dreamers, and lateral thinkers." Muziek die op de achtergrond rondzoemt en naadloos in de omgeving opgaat. Momenteel luister ik het bijna 75 minuten durende Rain 1 van Djinnestan (rechtsklikken en Save target as - download is bijna 89 MB). Een hypnotiserend nummer dat door de maker zelf omschreven wordt als: "As if in a dream you find yourself strolling in a fairytale forest, dark and misty, peopled by the figments of childhood imaginings." Duister en sfeervol - alsof je jezelf een weg baant door een buitenaards landschap. Liefhebbers van bijvoorbeeld Lustmord of vroege Tangerine Dream moeten zeker eens gaan grasduinen in de archieven van Webbed Hand Records.
Subject: schöne Klangwelten
The sound quality is perfect and is a fine example of what can be accomplished in the netlabel ambient community.
As with my other reviews, I rank it as to how well it achieves what it attempts, and this is definatly a 5.
Subject: The great flow of Darkness
Subject: This is very interesting
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